Washington A diverse crowd of mostly young, masked women gathered in the capital, urging voters to oppose President Donald Trump and his fellow Republican candidates in the November 3 election.
The most recent marches that began with a massive women’s march were the day after Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 during the coronavirus outbreak, and protesters were required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing.
Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s Walk, opened the event by asking people to stay away from each other, saying the one super event would be the last event at the White House.
She talked about the power of women in ending Trump’s presidency.
His presidency began with women’s marches and will now end with the election of women. She said “period”.
Dozens of other marches have been planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to Trump and his policies, including the push for the late Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day.
One of the rallies was held at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, outside the dormitory where Badr Ginsburg lived as a college student.
In Washington, Sonya Spue, Ultraviolet’s reproductive rights campaign manager, said she should laugh when she hears reporters asking Trump if he would accept a peaceful transfer of power if he lost his re-election bid.
“When we vote for him, come on November 3, there is no choice,” Spue said. “Donald Trump will not choose whether to stay in power.”
“This is not his strength, this is our strength … We are Hell and High Water,” she said.
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